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Ontario International Airport has announced new service and flights making it convenient to fly in and out of Greater Ontario. Frontier Airlines is now providing flights along with charter airline service, Dynamic International Airways, bringing round-trip flights from Nanchang, China. The Greater Ontario Convention & Visitors Bureau is ready to welcome our visitors. We continue to push forward with our plans for a shuttle service that includes Ontario International Airport, hotels, transportation options and major destinations in our region.

Citizens Business Bank Arena welcomes Tim & Faith – Soul2Soul Tour

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Tim McGraw and Faith Hill announced “Soul2Soul The World Tour 2017” kicking off in New Orleans on April 7, 2017 and will be making a stop at Citizens Business Bank Arena on July 22, 2017. The 65-city tour celebrates the 10th anniversary of the record-breaking “Soul2Soul II” tour, the highest-grossing multi-year country music tour of all time, and the first time Faith Hill has toured since 2007.

Dynamic International Airways coming to Ontario International Airport

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Dynamic International Airways will operate roundtrip charter flights between Ontario and Nanchang, China, this summer.For seven weeks beginning this July, the Greensboro, NC-based carrier will operate charter service between Ontario International Airport (ONT) and Nanchang Changbei International Airport (KHN) with intermediate stops in Anchorago, Alaska (ANC). Located in southeastern China, Nanchang is the capital city of Jiangxi province.

Greetings from Michael Krouse

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Citizens Business Bank Arena recently hosted the only Def Leppard concert in Southern California. We thought it would be interesting to pull a zip code report after the show and WOW we definitely push the needle on visitors to our area. There were 24 states represented at the concert. In fact I ran into a few guests that announced they were from Ontario! I didn’t think much of it since we are in the City of Ontario, but then they said it again and added Canada. Now that’s a fan base – way to rock it Def Leppard, Poison, and Tesla!

Citizens Business Bank Arena historical display helps reconnect brothers after 41 years!

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On the main concourse of Citizens Business Bank Arena a tribute to the historic California Jam concerts includes a display of photos, newspaper articles and memorabilia. The land where Citizens Business Bank Arena was built in 2008 was the former Ontario Motor Speedway where two mega concerts occurred in 1974 (Cal Jam 1)  and 1978 (Cal Jam II). Over 250,000 music fans gather at each show for a stellar line up of artists including The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Foreigner, Deep Purple, Aerosmith, Santana, just to name a few.  

Flamin’ Hot Cheetos born in Rancho Cucamonga

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Richard Montanez was a janitor at the Frito-Lay plant in Rancho Cucamonga, California.  At a recent graduation ceremony at Citizens Business Bank Arena he shared his story with the graduating class of Chaffey College. Montañez recalled grabbing corn from the elote man. Biting into the corn, with all the fixings, he had his revelation. “That looks like a Cheeto. What if I put chili on a Cheeto?’ ” he said.

He and his wife made chili, and he garnished his Cheetos. Next thing he knows, he’s calling the CEO and pitching his idea. The CEO tells him he’ll see him in two weeks.

Greetings from Michael Krouse

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There’s no June Gloom in Greater Ontario!  We are enjoying plenty of sunshine and all of our outdoor destinations! After all the rain in Southern California we have rolling green hills and blooming flowers.  All of our alpine lakes in the Big Bear Mountain Resorts are full of water and fish. If you haven’t planned your Father’s Day outing you might want to consider a trip to Big Bear where you can hike, fish, boat, or zip line your way to a fun day!   

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